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Citywide program for the arts rewards kids

LeAp students display work in LIC

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Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:30 am

Budding artists were recognized on Wednesday in Long Island City.

The 11th annual Citigroup student art exhibition features works by New York City public school students in the Learning through an Expanded Arts Program, a nonprofit arts education organization for kindergardens through high schoolers.

The exhibition demonstrates a wide range of the creative output of LeAp students from storybook quilts and Mondrian-inspired paintings to Southwest murals and a lively papier-mache depiction of plants, animals and varied habitats studied in LeAp’s SummerQuest program at P.S. 5 in the Bronx.

“We are immensely proud of the achievements of our students, both artistic and academic,” said LeAp Executive Director Ila Lane Gross.

LeAp and Citigroup recognized the students’ artistic achievements with a “milk and cookies” reception, at which the students discussed their art with their peers and guests.

LeAp educators work with students in schools across the city, using the arts to improve their math, science, social studies and literacy skills.

The artworks will be on display weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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